'Fantasian,' a new title from the mind behind 'Final Fantasy,' is coming soon to Apple Arcade

Fantasian Hero
Fantasian Hero (Image credit: Mistwalker)

What you need to know

  • Apple has announced that Fantasian is coming soon to Apple Arcade.
  • The game, which describes itself as a "Diorama Adventure RPG," was created by the mind behind Final Fantasy.

Apple has announced that Fantasian*, a new game from the Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of *Final Fantasy, is coming soon to Apple Arcade.

The company announced the upcoming title on the Apple Arcade Twitter account:

The new title, which describes itself as a "Diorama Adventure RPG," is "set against a spectacular backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blends physical environments and 3D characters." Gamers will play as Leo and try to uncover his memories across beautifully-crafted dioramas.

The tale begins in a realm governed by machines. Within this multi-dimensional universe, the balance of "Chaos and Order" becomes a key factor in the struggle for these realms and the machinations of the gods who wish to control them. Players will assume the role of protagonist, Leo, who awakens from a massive explosion only to find himself lost in a strange land with only one memory left to him. As players set out on a journey to reclaim Leo's memories, they will unravel the mysteries of the bizarre mechanical infection slowly engulfing all that is known to mankind. The captivating story is written by Sakaguchi and is complimented by a sweeping soundtrack by celebrated Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu.

Each of the dioramas has been hand-crafted by teams who have worked on other projects such as Godzilla and Attack on Titan.

Each of the 150+ dioramas has been crafted by the masters of the Japanese "Tokusatsu" or special effects industry. Creating Fantasian's real-life miniature sets are veterans who have worked on projects like the Godzilla films, Attack on Titan, and Ultraman. Fantasian serves as a vehicle to bring these amazing works of art into the digital space via Apple Arcade.

Nobuo Uematsu, who also worked on the music for Final Fantasy, has also created the soundtrack for Fantasian.

Celebrated composer Nobuo Uematsu, known for his work on the Final Fantasy series and games such as Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, created a soundtrack to compliment the memorable and magical world of Fantasian from catchy battle tunes to heart-pumping dungeon pieces, and moving character themes.

It is currently unclear when Fantasian will launch on Apple Arcade, but you can sign up to be notified of its release on the App Store.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.